My 3 months at Webjet: Dzmitry Kakaruk

I joined Webjet back in May as a Master of IT & CS graduate from RMIT.

When looking for work I was looking for a place with a friendly and inclusive environment, which is not too small but not too big, is Australian with a growing international presence, a profitable business but still people-focused. I knew a few guys at Webjet and thought they were the type of people I could see myself working with.

The day I started I really felt how supportive and attentive is all the staff at Webjet, how I was part of the team from the get-go, how collaborative all the teams are, no ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality.

I really enjoy being exposed to various technologies and products, various tech stacks, I was impressed with Webjet’s commitment to technology and quality of work.

All teams at Webjet have full operational product ownership, meaning a team has full responsibility from kick-off to release, support and operation of the product, which ensures a great customer experience with our products.

Currently, I work in the ‘Flights’ team, which is responsible for everything that has to do with searching flights from various vendors, showing best prices and providing the best value for our customers.

I enjoy working at Webjet, I believe I have gained a lot of new knowledge and constantly growing as a professional. There are always challenging issues to solve and an opportunity to research new tech and ideas. As part of Webjet culture, there is a great focus on continuous improvement and support of all staff members.

I’m always encouraged to bring new ideas, all thoughts are respected and taken into consideration which in turn encourages developers to provide the best product for our customers.

As an example, I was able to develop and deploy Openresty solution to solve a universal URL redirection problem. I didn’t have prior experience in this but was encouraged to learn.

My 3 months at Webjet: Rochelle Gracias

I joined Webjet back in April as a Master of IT & CS graduate from RMIT.

Working as a Developer at Webjet, I got to pick up coding tasks or stories that have been planned for the current sprint. Following an Agile development model, each morning we have a stand up where we discuss what we’ve worked on and if we have anything blocking our work. The rest of the day is spent on working through the stories, complete code reviews and deploying completed work into production. I’ve got to learn many new things and spend time with team mates asking questions and learning from their experience.

I’ve loved the variety of the work I got to do. Through the projects I’ve gotten a chance to work on have many different components like building the Jenkins pipeline, developing and maintaining the front-end applications and micro services. With any work I pick up, I’ve had the liberty to tackle it however I want, which often leads to a chance to learn something new. That’s something I love about working at Webjet. I’ve got ample opportunity to learn, either through the learning tools provided by the company to up skill, by my own research or discussing with the team I am a part off.

Being a fresh graduate, I still have things to learn and working with more experienced developers can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing especially during discussions. However, the few months that I worked at Webjet, I found that the team members are more than happy to explain the more complicated concepts or walk me through a task.